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Xubuntu - Apps Become Unresponsive Intermittently

Possibly Relevant Information: XUbuntu 12.04 LTS (precise) XFCE 4.8 AMD Graphics (Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci, Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon) The primary symptom of this issue has been my ...
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How do I set a different wallpaper for each workspace in Xubuntu 13.04?

This might seem like a common question that have been already solved. Well, I checked many tutorials, question and googled a lot but almost everything failed after all. The main problem is that I do ...
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Additional Workspaces

Since upgrading to 13.10, am I now limited to just 4 workspaces? Do I have to network two computers to get the 6 workspaces I had been using 13.04? Or is that only available with a 32 bit system ...
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Is it possible to make ubuntu switch workspaces on a timed interval?

I have a computer hooked up to a television that I am using to show different data. I would like to setup some different programs on different workspaces and have it rotate the workspaces ...
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13.10 Workspace switcher view is duplicated on multiple monitors

I work with an additional monitor connected to my laptop. When I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, the workspace switcher view has changed. In 13.04 I was getting both of the screens showing one switcher ...
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Will Mir support workspaces?

Although the Workspace Switcher no longer appears by default in Raring/Saucy, it can still be enabled, and some users find it invaluable. Will 14.04 or whichever version adopts Mir provide equivalent ...
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How to keep the open windows in the right workspace while changing/rotating monitor?

when I plug in/out an external monitor monitor, or I rotate the laptop monitor, the windows/applications open in the several workspaces often mess up, such as in the following figure: How can ...
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How do I disable the Workspace Switcher in the Cinnamon environment I use with 12.04LTS?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Cinnamon DE on my laptop. Whenever I move the mouse cursor to the top left area of the screen, the workspace switcher comes up to offer multiple workspaces. How do I ...
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Auto-update ->Cinnamon AND Gnome fallback stop working

I'm running 13.04, and work in Cinnamon. Today, I updated everything that was suggested. When the update finished, I restarted. Cinnamon crashed, sending me to gnome fallback. Gnome fallback ...
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Switching workspaces with dual monitors

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 and have a second monitor connected with a VGA. I currently have the second monitor as an extended screen. I was wondering if there was a way that I could set it up so I ...
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Different set of workspaces for each monitor? Ubuntu 13.04 with Unity

currently for my new setup, I have a 3 monitor setup. With an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 770(if this matters for this). What I'm wanting to do, is to create a separate set of workspaces for each monitor. ...
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How to make Expo list windows from all workspaces?

When I press Win+W expo only shows the windows of the current workspace. I remember 12.04 had a similar problem (it was a Compiz bug) and there was a PPA to solve that (see this question). The problem ...
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Application to reproduce Mac OS X full screen mode?

I am currently running Xubuntu 13.04, but this would also be cool on Stock Ubuntu. I am a big fan of the way full screen works in Mac OS X, and would like to reproduce the effect on Linux with ...
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improve battery life by freezing (unload from cpu & memory) unused programs [closed]

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 + Gnome 3.6 on a laptop, a lot of times I would have 12+ windows spreaded amoung five or six workspaces. However most of the times I would just use a few programs located on one ...
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How to configure Ubuntu Unity to have fixed workspace for external monitor [duplicate]

I am using Unity (ubuntu 13.04). Is there any way to make one of the workspace stay fixed for external monitor. For example, I am in the middle of the presentation and I just want to quickly switch ...
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How to start empathy and steam on different workspace / viewport

The applications empathy and steam should start on different workspaces / viewports. In the tool ccsm there is the configuration option Window Management --> Place Windows --> Fixed Window Placement ...
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Switching workspaces changes active window in previous workspace

Only a minor annoyance here, yet still hoping to find some way to fix it. I like the idea of workspaces in unity, but I've discovered when I switch workspaces, then switch back, unity does not ...
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How can I prevent programs from switching workspaces?

I want to prevent programs from switching workspaces. If I'm working in one workspace and a program in another workspace has a dialog box come up, it interrupts whatever I'm doing. Similarly, if I ...
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Enable window switcher keystrokes in ubuntu 13.04

I love the ctrl-alt-left (and all related) keystrokes for switching workspaces in Ubuntu. I recently made the mistake of disabling OpenGL in the ccsm (dumb, I know). I've since re-enabled OpenGL, ...
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Only show launcher on specific workspace?

Is it possible to only show the launcher on a specific workspace? I would like the launcher for my top left workspace, but none of the others. I seem to remember seeing an option or setting for this, ...
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I want the Firefox icon on the launcher to open a new window if there is no Firefox window open on the current workspace

I'm using Ubuntu Raring Ringtail, with three monitors and four workspaces. Currently, if I click on the Firefox button on the launcher and Firefox is already running but there is no Firefox window on ...
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Setting to only show applications of current workspace in launcher?

Is it possible to have the opened applications of the current workspace in the launcher but not the ones from other workspaces?
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windows change of workspace themselves

I'm in Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and I've noticed that my windows change of workspace themselves, that's very annoying and I want to fix it. I couldn't say when it changes exactly. But I've noticed that ...
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Can I share workspace in eclipse in dualbooting system?

I am dualbooting Windows 8 and Ubuntu (each os has it's own partition, third partition is shared). Can I use a same workspace for Windows and Ubuntu version of eclipse? I am not doing any serious ...
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Is there a command to go a specific workspace?

I'm trying to make a quicklist on the Workspace Switcher launcher that allows for quick switching to a certain workspace. (My friend sometimes uses my computer and just doesn't enjoy keyboard ...
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Can't close XBMC, on Ubuntu 13.04 x64 [closed]

All is well when I open XBMX (but even if I just open it by accident and I don't do anything in XBMC itself) When I try to close it (either via the 'x' at the top left to close the application, OR via ...
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Moving application windows from one workspace to another by dragging in the workspace chooser?

The old workspace chooser allowed you to move application windows between workspaces by dragging them around in the workspace chooser. I much prefer that to the new workspace chooser's method of ...
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What is the Compiz option “Number of Desktops” for?

What is the Number of Desktops setting for in CompizConfigSettingsManager > General Options > Desktop Size? There are options for Horizontal/Vertical Virtual Size which change the size of your ...
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How to open a program to a particular workspace (say3) from the terminal?

I want to open firefox from terminal to workspace number 3, is there any command for this? i know that to launch an application i neeed to use this command : sudo firefox & Now i want the ...
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Adjusting the background color/picture for each workspace [duplicate]

I remember some years ago when playing with linux you could adjust the background color or picture independantly for each workspace, so you could have different colors on each space. Is that ...
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How can i get back missing features in Ubuntu?

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 12.04. When i first started out i was able to reorganize my Launcher by dragging it off of it and repositioning it. I also used to be able to move windows between ...
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way to detect which workspace you are currently in from the command line

I'm trying to figure out how to get the workspace number from a terminal script in gnome. Any ideas?
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How to debug keybindings?

This is a question about how to debug a failing key-binding. Because I love workspaces and vim bindings, I've created a 3 x 3 square of workspaces and bound the following keyboard shortcuts to move ...
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different icons on different workspaces

When I install an icon on one workspace it is installed on all four workspaces. Is it possible to install different icons on different workspaces? I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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custom command on active screen event in kde

After upgrading to 13.04 I figured I'd give kde another try since it's been a while. One important feature of compiz that I really use is the ability to map arbitrary commands to edge events. I use a ...
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Where to set up Workspaces & 10.04 Look & Feel?

Unable to find setup for multiple workspaces. Previous response to another question gives: "System Settings > Appearance > Behavior Tab > Enable Workspaces" but "Appearance" is not even offered as ...
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Decrease the time for which the 'thing' appears while switching workspaces: Gnome Shell

I am using Gnome Shell. I want to decrease the time for which this picture or whatever, telling me, in what workspace I am moving, appears when switching workspaces. Image attached. In Unity, it is ...
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Accidentally deleted workspaces

I deleted my workspaces in Ubuntu studio, now I want to have them again. Didn't find any answers.
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How can I move a terminal screen from one workspace to another?

I tried to drag a terminal screen from one workspace to another, and it didn't work.
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How do I install indicator-workspace?

I receive this error when I install the software. Basically I want to know which space am I working on. $sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Is there a way to get 2x3 workspaces in gnome 3.6

All the extensions and workarounds I can find don't seem to work in gnome 3.6. Is there any way to get this to work in gnome 3.6?
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Fast, lightweight alternative to Compiz' Expo Plugin?

Are there any fast, lightweight alternatives to Compiz' Expo Plugin (which are compatible with / capable of running alongside Unity & Compiz) in standard Ubuntu? I'm looking for sth that's almost ...
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Unable to activate Workspaces ccsm / dash / dconf ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I ran the latest updates and as usual I had to re-install my video driver, download the headers and blah blah... I ran into a few troubles that I was able to fix and at the end I got my Ubuntu up and ...
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unity 7 ubuntu 13.04 default behaviour when click on icon run application and move to the workspace that contains this runned app

In 12.04 this is a default behaviour. When i upgraded to 13.04 that does not occur. When I launch one instance of any example application and switch to other desktop (fro example from up-left to ...
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Touchpad gestures to change workspace

I was talking to a friend who owns a Mac. He has his set up so that when he swipes three fingers across his touchpad, it moves to the workspace in that direction. Is it possible to set this up in ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 - change orientation of workspace switcher on a vertical panel

In Xubuntu 12.04 I want to place workspace switcher on a vertical panel to give myself more space on the top panel for the window list buttons. The problem is that the workspace switcher is still ...
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sublime text 2 move to current workspace

I was wondering if there is way to move ST2, which is already open and on a different workspace, to the current workspace if I open a file with ST2. It's a bit annoying to search for the ST2 window ...
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Can not override Super hotkey

I binded Super+A Super+S Super+Z and Super+X keys to switch among 1-4 workspaces. Super+Z and Super+X work as expected, but Super+A launches search applications, just Super launches search and Super+S ...
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Save workspace between boots on linux

Is there a way to save my workspaces(the windows I have open) so that when I restart my computer, all my of the windows will be reopened and positioned in the same way? I have ubuntu 11.04 and run ...
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Limiting to two workspaces in raring?

I want to use just 2 workspaces in my Raring install, instead of the default two rows of two workspaces each. Is there a way to do so without using compiz?